International advocacy

An integrated part of the research process is to ensure uptake across the organisations throughout and beyond the project, so that the findings feed directly back into programmes and interventions. 

The research and advocacy partnership ensures that the results are disseminated at district and national level, discussed with local civil society organisations, research institutions and others, and used to inform local advocacy. The selection of sites leads to further opportunities and inroads for influence on programmatic staff, thereby helping research findings and messages enter the internal channels of these organisations more easily.

International advocacy

March 2017

IDS was at CSW61, as a participant and co-organiser of two panel events at CSW61

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May 2017

SEEP Women's Economic Empowerment Global Learning Forum in Bangkok, Thailand

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June 2017

International Association for Feminist Economists (IAFFE), Annual conference: Gender Inequalties in a Multipolar World in Seoul, Korea

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Stakeholder engagement

Selected stakeholders have been invited to participate in key meetings to engage in research design, as well as discuss research findings and identify recommendations for change. We have been organising and participating in international, national and district level research uptake workshops. For some actors, research will be conducted in their programme areas and institutional representatives are being invited to join the research team in lobbying policymakers on specific policies. A subset of the project's expert advisory group has been identified to debate and discuss our research and support effective uptake of key messages and findings via their networks.

Country-level advocacy and dissemination

Our country pages have details of national and local district activities


Deepta Chopra, interviewed on BBC Woman’s Hour

Lead researcher, Deepta Chopra, was interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour programme about the findings outlined in our No Time To Rest report. This is a popular daily programme, with over 4 million listeners, featuring women's interests and news. It celebrates women's achievements and provides in-depth analysis of topical issues through female voices.

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Final workshop: Towards a Double Boon: The Case for a Fair Share of Care

The final workshop of the 'Balancing unpaid care work and paid work' project was held at IDS on 9th November 2017.

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Our influencing and engagement approach